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  • Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kiteby Jeffrey Lee

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 12.95

    Knowing how to fold a paper airplane can make you a better parent! Well, maybe not better, but you?ll certainly have more fun with your children, who understandably assume that you know how to do just about everything. If they only knew! Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite is for parents who want to teach their children what they really want... more...

  • Innovations in Activities for the Elderlyby David Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.00

    Concrete directions for programming and reasons for developing and refining such programs. more...

  • Semiotics at the Circusby Paul Bouissac

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    What do circus performances communicate? They are rich in extreme skills and clever staging. They trigger strong emotions. They make beautiful sense. This book, which is grounded in the personal circus experience of the author, uses semiotics, pragmatics, and cultural studies to explain why we are irresistibly drawn to the circus. It shows... more...

  • Secrets of the Sideshowsby Joe Nickell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 19.95

    On small-town ballfields and county fairgrounds, the sideshow performers set up their tents and trailers in the shadow of the Ferris wheel. There they amazed us with daring feats such as fire eating and sword swallowing, intrigued us with exhibitions of human oddities and various "anatomical wonders," and yes, deceived us with illusions such as "Atasha... more...

  • Take Your Kids to Europeby Cynthia Harriman

    Globe Pequot Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    Countries covered include: Great Britain, France, Benelux, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Gibraltar, and Morocco ]]> more...

  • Managing Leisureby Byron Grainger-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    Managing Leisure is an excellent reference tool for both students and practitioners in the leisure industry. It provides detailed and practical advice on managing buildings, budgets and people. It also covers the vital aspects of law, finance, health & safety and competitive tendering. Managing Leisure takes management theory and looks at its... more...

  • Riding Prettyby Renee M. Laegreid

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    In 1910, when the town of Pendleton, Oregon, held its first large-scale rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up, it introduced a new kind of rodeo queen - not a traveling cowgirl performer but a young, middle-class woman from its own town. This work examines the history, evolution, and significance of the community-sponsored rodeo queen. more...

  • Serious Playby Louise Peacock

    Intellect 2009; US$ 20.00

    Clowns’ slapstick is their primary mode of performance and allows them to provoke audiences to laughter wherever they perform. This innovative book, focussing on contemporary practice in the USA and Europe over the last 50 years, investigates the nature and function of clown performance in modern society. Through analysis of clowning in a range... more...

  • Play for Children with Special Needsby Christine Macintyre

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    This fully revised edition of Play for Children with Special Needs includes new research findings and explains their implications for practice. more...

  • Sports and Safety Managementby Steve Frosdick; Lynne Walley

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 61.95

    Sport and Safety Management is a comprehensive and practical handbook for all involved with the safe management of sporting events. Disasters such as Hillsborough have concentrated managers' minds on public safety and crowd control at all major events. Sport and Safety Management provides necessary advice and guidance for all such managers. Contributions... more...